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Relaxing Lake View Home In The San Diego Mountains (Cuyamaca/Julian)

Julian, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Beautiful, fully stocked home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca near the historic gold mining town of Julian.The house features two queen beds and 4 twin beds. A large kitchen and dining area is ideal for cooking and gathering together with direct access to the redwood deck which stretches the front length of the house, great for enjoying the unobstructed views. Both the master bedroom and the loft have views of the lake. A fireplace can be found in the family room, along with an HDTV, DVD player, and surround-sound audio system with iPod dock. While we do have off-the-air HDTV, we do not have cable/dish or internet service. But you hardly need it, because in the basement you will find the game room, where everyone wants to spend their time shooting pool, playing air hockey, foosball, a vintage Super Nintendo gaming system, or many of the table games. Younger kids will love setting up giant Brio train sets or using their imagination as they build fantasy worlds with the buckets of toys available to them.

A washer and dryer are also located in the basement.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all standard utensils and appliances. Linens are also provided for your use.

We have central air and heating, but all times of the year offer something unique. Fall and winter are the most popular for the local San Diegans to visit the mountains due to the fall colors and 'Apple Days' in Julian, and the snow and cold weather that can come with winter. Spring can be beautiful as the hills turn deeply green and flowers are in abundance, and summer offers warm evenings that are easily spent on the deck marveling at all the stars which you just can't see from urban areas.

More information can be found on our website:


Lori Hansen

Member Since 2014
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Lori Hansen

Hello! We are Lori and Jeremy Hansen. We live about an hour away from this property with our three children who range in age from 9 through 16. When we're not busy taxi'ing our children to their various sporting events, we enjoy visiting the cabin for some peace and quiet and to just 'unplug' if only for a couple of days. This property has been in Jeremy's family for more than 40 years. It's been witness to several generations of Hansen kids' visits, engagements, honeymoons. It is a very special place to all of us. We started renting it as a weekend vacation destination in the mid-90s but lost the original structure in the Cedar Fire of 2003 that ravaged Southern California and much of the Cuyamaca hillside. By 2007, construction of the new and improved cabin was complete. We took some more time to furnish and decorate it just right (we're in a constant state of decorating!) and, once we felt it was ready to share, we resumed renting it. We're excited to expand onto HomeAway and share our property with you!

Why Lori Hansen chose San Diego County

Located above Lake Cuyamaca, the property offers a breath-taking view of the lake and Fletcher Island. The lake is within walking distance (for those who don't mind the uphill walk on the return trip), where you can rent a row boat, motor boat, pedal boat; go fishing; enjoy lunch or dinner at the lake's restaurant; picnic; not to mention take one of the myriad of hiking trails and enjoy nature! Nearby are the Laguna Mountains where, in late winter, snow is often blanketing the ground and providing you with opportunities to sled and build snowmen. The cabin sits at an elevation of 4,600ft which is often high enough for snow, as well. We have an excellent driveway for sledding, and even have sleds and snow toys available for your use! Also nearby is the historic gold mining town of Julian where you will find more restaurants, apple pie, shopping, apple pie, local winery tasting rooms, apple pie, gold mine tours, and did I mention Julian's famous apple pies?!


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood burning fireplace; wood is not provided & it is recommended that you purchase wood to be used at one of the local shops (Cuyamaca Lake store; Julian) so as not to introduce non-native insects.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls only
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full-size oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          While we do not stock the pantry, you will often find spices, soups and other non-perishables left behind by other guests. We do provide complimentary coffee, tea and sugar.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full-size fridge with freezer on top.
                        • Stove
                          Glass-top induction heat stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining table in the kitchen area seats 8; we also offer a folding table and chairs kept in the closet of the main-floor bedroom.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Pool Table
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Over-the-air antennae reception only (no cable or satellite)
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                  In the game room is a vintage Super Nintendo system with games.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      It is a smokey joe type BBQ; briquettes are not provided. Be sure to bring your own!


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • forests
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          46 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Amazing getaway!

                                                          Maria O.

                                                          Love the view, clean cabin, fully equiped !Love the game room. Peaceful surroundings!

                                                          Very nice as always

                                                          We have come to this cabin several times and it is great every time.

                                                          Fun place for a family get together.

                                                          Melissa M.Cypress, ca

                                                          The game room was a real hit with the children

                                                          A fun place for all ages!

                                                          mary g.

                                                          All the comforts of home! The game room is so much fun, and we love playing music throughout the entire house. The views are endless!

                                                          Amazing! So much fun!

                                                          Eddie H.

                                                          My family and I had an amazing time! Everything was so organized. There's plenty to do here. The game room was amazing! We will definitely be looking forward to staying again!

                                                          Great Weekend!

                                                          Homer F.

                                                          Enjoyed the "home away from home"! we loved the game room.


                                                          Julian, CA, USA

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